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Vol. 8, No. 18
May 4-10, 2000
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Good Eats Abound

Sun, surf, sand — and Chesapeake Country cooking.
Who could ask for more? Not Chatty Chowder.
That’s our birthday gift to you. But you will get more.

Where? Surfside 7 in Edgewater.
When? Sunday May 7 noon-5pm
What? Bay Weekly’s Birthday Bash 2000.
Why? To party with the Bay Weekly family as we celebrate the end of our seventh year bringing Bay Country news to your family.

Here in Chesapeake Country, what would any party be without food?

That’s most important to Chatty, so read on and I’ll tell you what we’re cooking up for you this Sunday afternoon.

Jerry Osuna and his Surfside 7 crew, our hosts again this year, are lighting the grill at noon, with the promise of juicy hot dogs and hamburgers for everyone.

The smell of dogs and burgers reminds me of summertime family reunions and warm sunshine with music playing in the background. Just what’s waiting for you at Surfside 7.

After the party ends, the band plays their last song and the last guest carries off his auction purchase, Jerry promises paying guests irresistible early season crabs and other seafood specialties on that evening’s menu. Stick around and find out what Surfside 7 offers for supper.

But until 5pm, everything nonalcoholic is on the house. Serving you as well are other creative Chesapeake chefs sent by Ann and John Remy of Lagoons Island Grille, Anna Chaney of Herrington on the Bay Catering, Scott Sorrell of Olde South Catering and Barbara Sturgell of Happy Harbor.

Lagoons serves up the Caribbean twist that spices up life at the Beaches. They top their specially spiced chicken with creamy sauce and roll it into delicious tortilla wrap-ups. Everybody loved them last year, and they were easy to eat.

But there’s more. Herrington on the Bay delivers barbecue from their newest division, Mister C’s Catering. As a bonus, Herrington brings a seafood specialty. (I promised not to tell what it is. You promise to leave some for non-meat eaters.)

Scott Sorrell of Olde South Catering returns for his third year with pork and beef barbecue that’s a perennial popular favorite. Choosing a sauce proves to be difficult. With choices of thick, traditional and vinegary Carolina-style picking sauce, my favorite, you may find yourself returning to his booth to keep trying to tell which you like best.

Bay Weekly birthday pros may remember Scott’s chocolate-dipped strawberries from past parties. If he brings them this Sunday, it will sweeten the pot.

Definitely making the trip again this year is Barbara Sturgell and Happy Harbor. Barbara says that her family had so much fun last year that she wouldn’t miss partying with us again.

Her family will bring their famous pasta salads, one with seafood, that were such a success last year. (That means get there early, before it’s too late).

But it’s never too late for dessert. Around 3pm, we’ll begin laying out cookies, cakes and other sweets compliments of Herrington on the Bay Catering and Chocolate Box.

Bay Weekly’s Chesapeake chefs are bound to leave you begging for more. So visit them often over the next year — and don’t forget to come back when we celebrate number eight.

Surfside 7 Rt. 2 (southeast side South River Bridge), Edgewater 410/956-8075.

Hours: Celebrate Bay Weekly and Chesapeake Country on Sunday, May 7 from noon till 5pm.

Reason to go: Free food, free entertainment and the chance to raise money for our own South River. What a Sunday afternoon!

Something to think about: Surfside 7’s parking lot gets crowded quickly. Come early or you may end up parking in Annapolis.

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Bay Weekly